Friday, April 10, 2009

Another Amazing Kara Da Xin Update!!

I am having difficulty finding the words to describe the tremendous gifts we have been given this week. When we asked in October if Da Xin wanted to be adopted, we really didn't know how to interpret her response. "I know my family is overseas," didn't really give us much insight into her desire. Yet, we felt this was God's will for us, so we took a leap of faith. But, if I'm being honest with you, I have to say that I have thought about this a lot since we began the process. My biggest prayers have been that God begin healing and preparing her heart for this adoption. She has been with the same foster family for 4 1/2 years and my mind has raced over and over... How will she react? How will her foster family react? I have just been so overwhelmed with joy at receiving the update from our agency earlier this week... and now a letter from her this afternoon. On top of everything else, it is such a blessing to receive information on her foster family, which we knew nothing about.

Thank you, God, for leading us on this journey.

Thank you for leading us to Da Xin.

Thank you for having bigger plans for us than we have for ourselves.


Thank you for filling our hearts with an overwhelming sense of peace and joy about this adoption, as we wait for You to bring us to her in Your perfect time.


Dear Papa, Mama and rest of family,

How are you? I am very happy to receive your letter, and can not wait to meet you in person, play with Leila and Mia, and have a happy life with you all. I saw the pictures you sent, and it feels very warm, especially what such a room I have. (Note: she has only seen the "before" guest room photos; not the "after" photos.) I enjoy the gifts that you sent today. The two clothes fit me very well, and the blanket is soft and warm.

My current family is very nice. We have total four family members, Papa, Mama, older brother and me. They are taking very good care of me and loving me. And they cook good meals for me too. They buy me nice clothes, and teach me to be a good person.

I am very happy. I can not wait to join the family.

Da Xin
3/23/2009

She also drew us a picture. The Chinese characters mean "Happy".Ka_Da_Xin_Picture

And here is the original letter. What penmanship!!

Da_Xin_First_Chinese_Letter


35 comments:

Missy said...

OH MY GOSH!!! My heart is overflowing with joy for you. That darling, precious little girl just melted my heart. I cannot imagine the happiness you all must be feeling right now!!!

Congrats sweet friend!

JG said...

How special that you can establish your relationship long-distance. Thank you for sharing your story.

Steffie B. said...

OMW.....I am crying....what a precious little soul she has.....oh how I can't wai for you to travel and bring her home. Any word on when that might be????

Hugs,
Steffie

Mandi said...

How exciting to get this. You must be so excited. I cannot wait until you can post pictures of her.

Stacy said...

Oh my goodness Michelle, I am completely overwhelmed. I can't even imagine the wonderful emotions you must be feeling. You asked... and he answered. His timing and love are perfect. Da Xin is such an amazing, loving, brave little girl. What a perfect addition to your beautiful family. THANK YOU for sharing this precious moment with us. I am blessed (and crying)!

Felicia said...

Oh my goodness! That is the sweetest letter. Hope you have a great Easter!

Julia said...

Michelle, I'm just in awe, I don't know what to say really but truly God and her foster family have prepared her well for the transition to her forever family. I know you must have chills and be even more anxious to complete your family now. I so hope you get to travel soon!

Stacy said...

Oh WOW! SOOOO happy for you all and thanks for sharing her letter! I really have no words except God is so good! Hugs!

Amie@WildOlive said...

Michelle-

Don't you know you can't do this to me twice in one week. You need to spread it out. I am still crying every time I think of the last update you got . And now this letter. Thank you to our heavenly Father for this... a thousand times thank you! What a blessing! I just cannot wait to meet her. I can't wait to see her sweet little smile(is that weird? too bad. I can't) And I can't wait for her to meet Katie. I think they are going to be best buds!
Happy Happy Day Michelle. What a beautiful gift. This will keep me smiling(and crying) for a while!

Lots of Love!
:)
Amie

LaLa said...

I have no words...only tears of joy!!!

Terry said...

Michelle, I got goose bumbs and tears were building as I read this. This is amazing! You must be smiling all day, she is a wonderful little girl. Thank you for sharing your story. :-)

Heather said...

Michelle,

I was breathless skipping over here to see and am just overwhelmed witht he significance of the letter and drawing, she is a sweetheart! The Lord knew your heart needed the confirmation that she is happy to come home, that she will be okay leaving her foster family. That is not to say she won;t miss them, but Michelle with all of these wonderful friends praying for y'all, the Lord is just doing something so amazing.

Thank you so much for sharing with us, what a blessing you are to allow us to share your joy!

Love you!
Heather

Lori Lynn said...

Unbelievable! What a treasure. I hope you save that letter and drawing forever. I cannot wait to read more.

Lori W

Gail said...

I'm crying happy tears for you Michelle...what a gift. I cannot wait to see her join your sweet family!

Have a blessed and happy Easter!

day by day said...

What an amazingly special gift, Michelle!!!!

Sharon said...

OMGosh! Tears!!! Post pics!!!!!

I just wanted to pop over and wish you and you precious family a very Happy Easter!! I will be thinking of you! Hope you take lots of shots!!
Sharon

Natalie said...

Congratulations. What a wonderul blessings. The Lord is good. What a great girl you are getting! She will be just perfect for your awesome family. She seems just absolutely precious.
Maybe you can send her a picture of her new room so that she will know what to expect. (just a thought). You know best. By the way, the room is gorgeous and I love your art work. What a talent you have.
Your girls are so beautiful.
Hope you will travel soon.

Joan said...

I am so happy for you and your family. That letter is wonderful and I bet everyone was very excited. Makes waiting even harder but what a loving letter.

Norah said...

You have a true artist on your hands here. Wow! I really wish the best for you, your family and your new daughter. I hope the transition is as easy as it can be.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Michelle, what a sweet, sweet post. I really have no words. I am just so touched.

Ashley said...

What a special, special letter for you guys - I have a huge grin on my face just for you!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter tomorrow and I absolutely can't wait to see you all TOGETHER!!!!

Blessings, Ashley

Shelly & Rob said...

Very cool. I haven't been on our blog, or yours, for almost two months. Thanks for sharing and glad things are moving along well for this process to get Kara!

Love,

Rob

Todd said...

Hi Michelle,
I just read your update and I have big ole tears in my eyes. I wish I could just pack her up and bring her home with me for you. It really sounds like she can't wait to be part of your family. Oh just wait-- she has no idea what is in store for her and what a wonderful life you will all have together. Congratulations. That is wonderful. God answers prayers that is for sure.
Sending you much love from China
Faye

Kim said...

Michelle:

What a blessing to read Da Xin's letter - thanks for sharing. God is truly faithful to provide us what we need exactly when we need it in His perfect timing. What a precious young girl - she will fit so perfectly in with your family. God bless you and happy Resurrection Sunday!

ashiacole said...

i'm so happy for you guys!! that original letter is amazing!

Across the Ocean Blue said...

Oh Michelle! OH MY GOSH! I am in tears. I am so happy and moved for your family! God is good!

Colleen said...

What a beautiful letter : ) I love the picture too. What a blessing to your family.
Happy Easter!!!

Joe and Jane said...

What an amazingly special girl!! I'm thrilled to pieces that you can proceed in this way before you meet; it will help everyone so much! You must be overwhelmingly relieved too... Happy Easter!

Denise said...

What a wonderful gift to receive!

Karey said...

I just found your blog today and I am so happy for you and your family and Kara...wow. Tears are streaming down my face and I can't wait to follow you through this wonderful journey!

Cammie said...

How fantastic!! What a great gift. Our prayers continue for you as you work to unite your family!

Joy Portis said...

What a precious gift! That letter makes me want to just squeeze her! She is going to love her new room, it looks great! Can't wait for more updates!

mommy24treasures said...

oh my goodness Michelle How wonderful!

Ohilda said...

Oh my Michelle. I am so far behind! Indeed God has blessed you abundantly. What a treasured gift you have received. Now, I REALLY can't wait for that TA to come.

Rebecca said...

OK now I'm really bawling. :) I think you should have put a kleenex warning in your post title!

What a precious, heartwarming, tenderly written letter from a little girl to her family. Wow. God is amazing. You have one sweet little gift waiting for you, Michelle!

xo
R